No Man’s Land Opens Strong in China
As per latest news “No Man’s Land” opened strongly in China on Tuesday December 3, 2013. The film is directed by director Ning Hao, the film picked up RMB19.5 million in its opening day. It plays on more than 30% of screens nationwide and had a high anticipatory score on information and booking site Mtime.
“No Man’s Land” opening is considered strong for a non-holiday, non-weekend release. It defies earlier suspicious that the Chinese authorities were trying to bury the troublesome film by releasing it against bigger titles in the already crowded and lined up December. As per multiple sources, the film was shelved for more than three years after its black humor and anti authoritarian attitudes drew the ire of at least one member of the Film Bureau.
The film tells the tale of a lawyer who drives to deserts of China’s far west and on his way back encounters a multitude of characters, from strippers to smugglers to murderers. The main star-cast of the movie includes Xu Zheng, Huang Bo, and Yu Nan while it is produced by DMG Entertainment along with China Film Group.
Post screening, during a short interview session with reporters, DMG’s CEO and executive producer of the film mentioned in a statement “We always knew that this was going to be a challenge, the movie is edgy and cool in a way that most Chinese films aren’t. That meant a longer approval process, being prepared for that allowed us to focus on the end result, a thoroughly enjoyable movie experience” reports Variety.
As of now No Man’s Land” is doing extremely well, while the opening score is way higher that Hong Kong’s recently released “The White Storm.”